India: Another Human Stampede

4 03 2010

During a Hindu Festival in Himachal Pradeshat, as organizers were handing out free food and clothes, a crowd control fence collapsed causing panic, sparking a  human stampede and leaving at least 145 people dead, including 40 children.


San Francisco: Protesters Angry at Fare Increases Stage “March Against Muni”

1 03 2010

“Union marchers outnumbered the March Against Muni by at least 2 to 1, and by the end of the night — after a largely one-sided public debate on the steps of City Hall — March on Muni’s organizers declared the drivers their friends, and insisted ‘everyone is on the same side here.'” ~ “S F Appeal” (Twitter from the march)

3000 Year Old Wall Uncovered in Jerusalem

22 02 2010

“A comparison of this latest finding with city walls and gates from the period of the First Temple, as well as pottery found at the site, enable us to postulate with a great degree of assurance that the wall revealed was built by King Solomon in Jerusalem in the latter part of the 10th century B.C.E.” ~ Eilat Mazar

Texas: Two Men Arrested for String of Church Arsons

21 02 2010

“The arsons of these houses of worship were despicable and cowardly acts, and Texas won’t stand for this kind of criminal activity.” ~ Steven C. McCraw

Iran: West Should Prepare for “Punch” on the 22nd of Bahman (February 11)

9 02 2010

“The Iranian nation, with its unity and God’s grace, will punch the arrogance (Western powers) on the 22nd of Bahman (February 11) in a way that will leave them stunned.” ~ Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

12 Year Old Saudi Girl Sold by Her Father to 80 Year Old Man for $22,600

8 02 2010

“Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

China: USA Faces Increased Sanctions over Meeting with Dalai Lama

2 02 2010

“Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.” ~ The Dalai Lama